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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452450/-cost-comparison-of-licensed-intravitreal-therapies-for-insufficiently-anti-vegf-responding-fovea-involving-diabetic-macular-edema-in-germany
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Aljoscha S Neubauer, Christos Haritoglou, Michael W Ulbig
BACKGROUND: In the treatment of center-involving diabetic macular edema, despite initial therapy with an anti-VEGF compound, an insufficient response may occur. Further therapy options include a switch of anti-VEGF products or to corticosteroid implants, such as Fluocinolone acetonide or Dexamethasone. OBJECTIVES: Firstly, to investigate systematically which evidence-based study data are available describing the efficacy of in-label treatments after primary anti-VEGF treatment, secondly, to investigate which costs go along for the healthcare provider...
February 16, 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452386/amino-acid-digestibility-of-larval-meal-musca-domestica-for-broiler-chickens
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H N Hall, H V Masey O'Neill, D Scholey, E Burton, M Dickinson, E C Fitches
Work was undertaken to investigate the potential use of housefly (Musca domestica) larvae reared on broiler manure as a source of nutrition for poultry production in the United Kingdom. Nutritional analysis showed that larvae have a high (>45% dry wt.) protein content and a favorable amino acid profile that is rich in key amino acids, such as lysine and methionine. A broiler digestibility trial was carried out to determine the apparent ileal digestibility coefficients (AIDC) and true ileal digestibility coefficients (TIDC) of amino acids (AA) from insect larval meal (ILM) from M...
February 14, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452362/reported-theory-use-in-walking-interventions-a-literature-review-and-research-agenda
#3
Mohammad Abdul Kadir, Sharyn Rundle-Thiele
There is mixed evidence with some suggesting walking can be increased up to the recommended level through interventions based on behaviour change models and others showing partial or no effects [Arbour and Ginis (A randomised controlled trial of the effects of implementation intentions on women's walking behaviour. Psychol Health, 2009;24:49-65); Merom et al. (Can a motivational intervention overcome an unsupportive environment for walking-findings from the Step-by-Step Study. Ann Behav Med 2009;38:137-46); Ornes and Ransdell (A pilot study examining exercise self-efficacy as a mediator for walking behavior in college-age women...
February 14, 2018: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452361/iui-review-and-systematic-assessment-of-the-evidence-that-supports-global-recommendations
#4
Ben Cohlen, Aartjan Bijkerk, Sheryl Van der Poel, Willem Ombelet
BACKGROUND: IUI with or without ovarian stimulation (OS) has become a first-line treatment option for many infertile couples, worldwide. The appropriate treatment modality for couples and their clinical management through IUI or IUI/OS cycles must consider maternal and perinatal outcomes, most notably the clinical complication of higher-order multiple pregnancies associated with IUI-OS. With a current global emphasis to continue to decrease maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity, the World Health Organization (WHO) had established a multi-year project to review the evidence for the establishment of normative guidance for the implementation of IUI as a treatment to address fertility problems, and to consider its cost-effectiveness for lower resource settings...
February 14, 2018: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452311/phylogenetic-relationships-and-cryptic-species-diversity-in-the-brazilian-egg-brooding-tree-frog-genus-fritziana-mello-leit%C3%A3-o-1937-anura-hemiphractidae
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Marina Walker, Mariana L Lyra, Célio F B Haddad
The genus Fritziana (Anura: Hemiphractidae) comprises six described species (F. goeldii, F. ohausi, F. fissilis, F. ulei, F. tonimi, and F. izecksohni) that are endemic to the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Although the genus has been the subject of studies dealing with its taxonomy, phylogeny, and systematics, there is considerable evidence for cryptic diversity hidden among the species. The present study aims to understand the genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships among the species of Fritziana, as well as the relationships among populations within species...
February 13, 2018: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452285/risk-factors-for-perioperative-morbidity-in-spine-surgeries-of-different-complexities-a-multivariate-analysis-of-1009-consecutive-patients
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M Farshad, D E Bauer, C Wechsler, C Gerber, A Aichmair
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is a broad spectrum of complications during or after surgical procedures, with differing incidences reported in the published literature. Heterogeneity can be explained by the lack of an established evidence-based classification system for documentation and classification of complications in a standardized manner. PURPOSE: To identify predictive risk factors for peri- and early post-operative morbidities in spine surgeries of different complexities in a large cohort of consecutive patients...
February 13, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452283/posterolateral-fusion-plf-vs-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-tlif-for-spondylolisthesis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jay M Levin, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Michael P Steinmetz, Thomas E Mroz, Samuel C Overley
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Lumbar fusion is an effective and durable treatment for symptomatic lumbar spondylolisthesis, however the current literature provides insufficient evidence to recommend an optimal surgical fusion strategy. PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcomes, fusion rates, blood loss, and operative times between open posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF) alone and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion + posterolateral fusion (TLIF) for spondylolisthesis...
February 13, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452202/effectiveness-of-indoor-allergen-reduction-in-the-management-of-asthma-a-systematic-review
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Brian F Leas, Kristen E D'Anci, Andrea J Apter, Tyra Bryant-Stephens, Marcus P Lynch, Janice L Kaczmarek, Craig A Umscheid
BACKGROUND: This review will inform updated National Asthma Education and Prevention Program clinical practice guidelines. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of allergen reduction interventions on asthma outcomes. METHODS: We systematically searched the gray literature and five bibliographic databases. Eligible studies included systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, and nonrandomized interventional studies. Risk of bias was assessed using the Cochrane Risk of Bias instrument and the Newcastle-Ottawa scale...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452185/an-injectable-chitosan-chondroitin-sulfate-hydrogel-with-tunable-mechanical-properties-for-cell-therapy-tissue-engineering
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Yasaman Alinejad, Atma Adoungotchodo, Eve Hui, Fatemeh Zehtabi, Sophie Lerouge
Chitosan (CH) hydrogels with remarkable mechanical properties and rapid gelation rate were recently synthesized by combining sodium hydrogen carbonate (SHC) with another weak base, such as beta-glycerophosphate (BGP). To improve their biological responses, in the present study, chondroitin sulfate (CS) was added to these CH hydrogels. Hydrogel characteristics in terms of pH and osmolarity as well as rheological, mechanical, morphological and swelling properties were studied in the absence and presence of CS...
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452151/does-reduced-mastication-influence-cognitive-and-systemic-health-during-aging
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REVIEW
Sophie Miquel, Marcelo Aspiras, Jon E L Day
There is a growing body of literature which suggests that oral health and mastication can influence cognitive and systemic health during aging. However, it is currently unclear whether oral health, masticatory efficiency, cognitive health and systemic health merely deteriorate independently with age, or whether mechanisms exist linking mastication to cognitive and systemic health directly. The aim of this paper is to review the extent to which reduced mastication influences cognitive and systemic health during aging because this knowledge may underpin future interventions that improve quality of life...
February 13, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452135/evidence-based-exercise-recommendations-to-reduce-hepatic-fat-content-in-youth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
María Medrano, Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez, Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Iván Cavero-Redondo, Jonatan R Ruiz, Francisco B Ortega, Idoia Labayen
The main purposes of this study were to elucidate the effects of supervised-exercise training (ET) interventions on hepatic fat content and on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) prevalence in children and adolescents and to provide information about the optimal ET prescription (type, intensity, volume, and frequency) needed to reduce hepatic fat content in youths. Supervised-ET interventions performed in children and adolescents (6-19 years) that provided results of exercise effects on hepatic fat content or NAFLD prevalence were included...
February 13, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452002/conditions-based-learning-theory-as-a-framework-for-comparative-effectiveness-reviews-a-worked-example
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Liam Rourke, Jessica Leong, Patricia Chatterly
Phenomenon: An evidence-informed era of medical education encourages the generation and use of comparative-effectiveness reviews, yet the reviews often conclude, curiously, that all instructional approaches are equally effective. APPROACH: We used a conditions-based learning theory to structure a review of the comparative-effectiveness literature on electrocardiogram instruction. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE (Ovid), ERIC (Ovid), PsycINFO (Ovid), and CINAHL (EBSCO) from inception to June 2016...
February 16, 2018: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451995/sex-dependent-choroidal-thickness-differences-in-healthy-adults-a-study-based-on-original-and-synthesized-data
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Wei Wang, Miao He, Xingwu Zhong
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine the influence of sex on choroidal thickness (CT) in healthy adults. METHODS: Healthy Chinese adults were recruited and complete ophthalmic examinations were performed. The choroid was imaged by swept-source optical coherence tomography and the macular CT in Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study grids was obtained by the intrinsic automated segmentation software. CT in males and females was compared after controlling other factors...
February 16, 2018: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451986/treatment-of-striae-distensae-an-evidence-based-approach
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Emily Forbat, Firas Al-Niaimi
Striae distensae (SD), otherwise known as "stretchmarks," are a common presenting complaint, particularly in young healthy women. SD are hypothesized to form in a patient when the cross-linked collagen is "overstretched" and rupture of this collagen matrix causes the striae. Thus, many treatments work by increasing collagen synthesis. This review critically appraises the evidence to date for the treatment of SD, including both energy-based devices and topical treatments.
February 16, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451985/a-comparison-of-barriers-to-accessing-services-for-mental-and-physical-health-conditions-in-a-sample-of-rural-australian-adults
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Kate Fennell, Melissa Hull, Martin Jones, James Dollman
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of chronic disease, mortality and suicide rates is higher in rural Australia than in urban centres. Understanding rural Australians' barriers to accessing health services requires urgent attention. The purpose of this study was to compare barriers to help-seeking for physical and mental health issues among rural South Australian adults. METHODS: A total of 409 people from three rural and remote regions in South Australia completed a computer-assisted telephone interview...
February 2018: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451921/the-effectiveness-of-non-surgical-intervention-foot-orthoses-for-paediatric-flexible-pes-planus-a-systematic-review-update
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Sindhrani Dars, Hayley Uden, Helen A Banwell, Saravana Kumar
BACKGROUND: Flexible pes planus (flat feet) in children is a common presenting condition in clinical practice due to concerns amongst parents and caregivers. While Foot Orthoses (FOs) are a popular intervention, their effectiveness remains unclear. Thus, the aim of this systematic review was to update the current evidence base for the effectiveness of FOs for paediatric flexible pes planus. METHODS: A systematic search of electronic databases (Cochrane, Medline, AMED, EMBASE, CINHAL, SportDiscus, Scopus and PEDro) was conducted from January 2011 to July 2017...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451828/the-effect-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-epa-and-or-dha-on-male-infertility-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Banafshe Hosseini, Mahdieh Nourmohamadi, Shima Hajipour, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Zatollah Asemi, Seyed Ali Keshavarz, Sadegh Jafarnejad
The objective was to evaluate the effect of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) on sperm parameters including total sperm concentration, sperm motility, sperm DHA, and seminal plasma DHA concentration in infertile men. The literature search was conducted in PubMed, Google Scholar, and Scopus from January 1, 1990 to December 20, 2017. The systematic review and meta-analysis were based on randomized controlled trials in infertile men with DHA or EPA treatments, either alone or in combination with other micronutrients...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451819/protection-from-chronic-stress-and-depressive-symptom-induced-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-in-female-rats-is-abolished-by-pre-existing-metabolic-disease
#18
Steven D Brooks, Stan Hileman, Paul D Chantler, Samantha Milde, Kent C Lemaster, Stephanie Frisbee, J Kevin Shoemaker, Dwayne N Jackson, Jefferson C Frisbee
While it is known that chronic stress and clinical depression are powerful predictors of poor cardiovascular outcomes, recent clinical evidence has identified correlations between the development of metabolic disease and that for depressive symptoms; creating a combined condition of severely elevated cardiovascular disease risk. In this companion manuscript, we determine the impact of pre-existing metabolic disease on the relationship between chronic stress//depressive symptoms and vascular function, using the obese Zucker (OZR) and the unpredictable chronic mild stress UCMS models...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451805/loss-and-formation-of-malodorous-volatile-sulfhydryl-compounds-during-wine-storage
#19
Gal Y Kreitman, Ryan J Elias, David W Jeffery, Gavin L Sacks
Volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs), particularly low molecular weight sulfhydryls like hydrogen sulfide (H 2 S) and methanethiol (MeSH), are often observed in wines with sulfurous off-aromas. Recent work has shown both H 2 S and MeSH can increase up to a few µM (> 40 µg/L) during anoxic storage, but the identity of the latent sources of these sulfhydryls is still disputed. This review critically evaluates the latent precursors and pathways likely to be responsible for the loss and formation of these sulfhydryls during wine storage based on the existing enology literature as well as studies from food chemistry, geochemistry, biochemistry, and synthetic chemistry...
February 16, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451722/enhanced-photodynamic-therapy-by-reduced-intracellular-glutathione-levels-employing-nano-mof-with-cu-ii-as-active-center
#20
Wei Zhang, Jun Lu, Xiaonan Gao, Ping Li, Wen Zhang, Yu Ma, Hui Wang, Bo Tang
In photodynamic therapy (PDT), the level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced in the cell directly determines therapeutic effect. Therefore, the development of photosensitizers combining the ability of reducing GSH levels through synergistically improving ROS concentration to strengthen the efficacy of PDT for tumor is important. We report a nano-metal-organic framework based on Cu (II) as active center for PDT. This MOF-2 is readily uptaken by breast cancer cells, and high-level ROS is generated under light irradiation...
February 16, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
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